Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority The best thing about Las Vegas is that there are so many options. There are more than 106,000 hotel rooms, many in the mega-resorts that are the city's signature attractions. The entertainment is more spectacular than ever with superstars of comedy, music, and magic, as well as the world's most elaborately staged productions. Downtown, the Fremont Street Experience wows visitors with free light and sound shows on a canopy covering four city blocks. Las Vegas is also home to some of the world's top names in dining and shopping. During the day, the dry climate is perfect for golf or a visit to nearby Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam, or Lake Mead. Las Vegas offers meeting executives 4.2 million square feet of space to work with, and when the day's work is done, Las Vegas's casinos provide their own brand of excitement 24 hours a day.
FAST FACTS Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority 3150 Paradise Road Las Vegas, NV 89109-9096
Phone: (702) 892-0711
Fax: (702) 892-2824
President and CEO: Manuel J. Cortez
Vice President of Marketing: Rossi T. Ralenkotter
Location and Transportation:McCarran International Airport is served by 25 scheduled carriers. The airport is located one mile from the Las Vegas Strip and 3.5 miles from the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Hotels and Meeting Venues:There are more than 106,000 guest rooms and 70-plus major resort hotels in Las Vegas. Total tax on hotel rooms is eight percent. The Las Vegas Convention Center has 1.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space and 104 meeting rooms.
Recreation:Among the recreational activities in the Las Vegas area are waterskiing, boating, fishing, hiking, and snow skiing. Professional sports teams in the area are the Las Vegas Stars AAA baseball team and the Las Vegas Thunder hockey team.
Climate:Las Vegas enjoys seasonal average temperatures in winter of 50 degrees; spring, 80 degrees; summer, 95 degrees; and fall, 60 degrees.
Seasons:Winter is peak season in Las Vegas, and summer is shoulder season.